Taliban’s ’11 rules’ for journalists prompt censorship worry

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The Taliban has been accused of censoring the press after it released a new framework for journalists, including what they can and cannot publish. The eleven rules for journalists were announced this week by Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi, the interim director of the Government Media and Information Center. Journalists cannot publish topics that are in conflict with Islam or insulting to national figures, and reporters have been told that they must coordinate with the government media office, The New York Times reported. The new directives have concerned journalists in Afghanistan and abroad. Mor…

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